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in america. folks in littleton, colorado, once thought the same about their town. until the shooting at columbine. 13 years later, barry petersen reports the wounds there have still not healed. >> reporter: it was april 20, 1999. two heavily armed columbine students walked into their school and opened fire. they killed 12 students and one teacher before killing themselves. have you ever actually recovered from this? >> no. i mean -- >> reporter: still haunts you? >> yeah, it does. >> reporter: frank de angelis was the principal that day as he is today at columbine. what went through your mind when you heard about what happened in connecticut? you've been there. >> i was in a state of shock. immediately my heart was just broken and kind of nauseous, to be honest with you. >> reporter: his first thoughts were of the agonizing moments as the news spread. >> the thing that weighs on my mind is when parents are waiting in a room and students are not coming to them as the other parents receive their kids. and i'm sure every parent who is in connecticut today when they heard the news were w
. in an emotional address, he said this to the nation. >> i know there is not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them. birthdays, graduations, weddings. kids of their own. >> an extraordinarily emotional president obama earlier today. obviously, so many questions that are emerging after what happened today. a virtual massacre of little, tinny children, and the weapons that were used, nothing short of terrifying. susan candiotti following this today. three different weapons found in different places, very dangerous weapons. >> two weapons found on the shooters himself, in the classroom, where he was found dead. one of them is a glock, and the other is a sig sauer, both handguns, a third weapon found in a car, a vehicle, may have been his, outside the school. >> is that the school been parked so erratically, roped off with the crime tape? >> exactly. closely examining that car. the third weapon a semi automatic
>> yeah, solemn day today across america and, of course, in the so cnn newsroom. one of the six adults victim of the shooting in newtown, connecticut, parent told us they were in a meeting yesterday with the principal and vice principal along with mary sherlock when they heard the loud pop, pop, pop, they went to check that out in the hallway. sherlock and the principal didn't return alive. just a very solemn outcome to that. sherlock was part of a team that was really relied upon there at sandy hook elementary. she was part of the school's crisis intervention team, ali. so even in a time like this when people are turning to those for comfort, she's no longer with us. ali? >> yeah, sad story. nick valencia at the cnn center in atlanta. thanks, nick. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm ali velshi. you're watching our special coverage of the connecticut school shooting. i'm in newtown, connecticut, about a block away from the school which is roughly behind me. a block away from the scene of the horrible massacre. here's what we know right now. in about an hour, officials are expected
. and that was especially true today. i know there is not a parent in america who does not feel the overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. for the parent and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and for the families of the adults who were lost. our hearts are broken for the parent of the survivors as well. for as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early and there are no words that will ease their pain. as a country, we have been through this too many times, whether it's an elementary school in newtown or a shopping mall in oregon or a temple in wisconsin or a movie theater in aurora or a street corner in chicago, these neighborhoods are
are taught and it's impressed upon us the need to safeguard your weapons. the rest of america is on a whole another page. we're on one page, they're on another. we go through one vetting process, they go through basically none. this is the disconnect. >> lou? we're going to have to leave it there. i appreciate the conversation. and i know how you're feeling because i've met your kids. and i've met your wife and i'm sure you ugh hadded them a lot yesterday as well you should and lou palumbo, thank you very much. >> thank you, don. >>> we know a lot of you may want to help the victims and the families and everyone grieving in the community. go to our impact your world p e page@cnn.com/impact. cnn.com/impact. deb, i'm going to go back to you in atlanta. but this is something that's really upsetting to all of us, and i think that we really need to discuss this. deb feyerick has new information on the alleged shooter's mother. what do you have? >> we are looking into who this woman was. nancy lanza. brand new details about her. she liked to garden, play a dice game called bunk cowith her girlfr
parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> reporter: that's very true. they do need all of our support right now. if you would like more information on how you can help those who are affected by the shooting, go to cnn.com/impact. and you can absolutely reach out and help in any way that you probably can. you heard a few moments ago the couple with a first grader and third grade daughter as well. they didn't know exactly what to do or how to talk to their kids. they are meeting with counselors today in the community. so the parents here whose children have survived can have some kind of a sense of what to tell their children. there are many parents who are not in this town, outside of this town and around the country, who are also trying to figure out the same thing do. you talk about it or not talk about it? do you watch it on tv or not let them watch it unfol
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